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  1. ironass

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    Over on SamMobile they have got their hands on a Samsung pre-release test build of the new KitKat, Android 4.4.2, firmware for the International, GT-i9505, model only. This is available for download and flashing via Odin for un-rooted users, at your own risk, and comes ahead of the anticipated roll out of KitKat in February/March.

    Flashing this firmware over 4.3 will not increase your binary counter or trip Knox on the i9505. It will, however, if your phone is not an Open Europe version, CSC: I9505OXA****, (see #1.2 & #1.3 of 18 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?), prevent you from receiving future updates via Kies/OTA until you re-flash your original firmware.

    Model: GT-I9505
    Country: Open Europe
    Version: Android 4.4.2
    Changelist: 276328
    Build date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 23:30:51 +0000
    Product Code: OXA
    PDA: I9505XXUFNA1
    CSC: I9505OXAFNA1
    MODEM: I9505XXUFNA1


    For more details, flashing instructions, download and screenshots...

    Exclusive: I9505XXUFNA1
     

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    Yet another pre-release, "leak", of the Samsung, Android 4.4.2, KitKat firmware for unrooted users on the International, GT-i9505, phone. Reports on the previous, "leak", are very good indeed and this one should be even better.

    This version, I9505XXUFNA5, is dated the 14th Jan; and so is 12 days later than the previous version and 4 builds later.

    If I was a suspicious, conspiracy theory, type... I would say that these are controlled, "leaks", to get free, real world, testing. This is typically followed by one release of the official firmware, usually on an International device with a European CSC/Product code, before they start the full roll out on the International models followed by the minority variants and carrier branded phones.

    Model: GT-I9505
    Country: Open Europe
    Version: Android 4.4.2
    Changelist: 373648
    Build date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:35:41 +0000
    Product Code: OXA
    PDA: I9505XXUFNA5
    CSC: I9505OXAFNA5
    MODEM: I9505XXUFNA5


    Download and installation instructions for unrooted users, here.
     
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